If you pretend to be someone your not to make people like you. And you have to be different for them to like you and they don't then they aren't a real friend. So just be yourself and i promise people will love the real you! So please be yourself.
Neurotic fear ruins everything. Real fear is your built in radar. Intuition distinguishes between neurotic fear and nature's warnings. I would modify this to say "Take every calculated risk. Drop every neurotic fear.
Don't stop until you're satisfied. Forget the traditional markers of an ending. Forget the word count, and the manuscript length, and the genre expectations. Write until you're satisfied. And then edit until you're proud.